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The Advocate brings readers the latest news from the world of gay sports. Follow the most recent developments about the people, policies, and players who are shaping national and international dialogue about athletes and the LGBT community. Read about Michael Sam, Jason Collins, Brittney Griner, Darren Young, Johnny Weir, Fallon Fox, and more luminaries of the gay sports arena who are trailblazers in basketball, football, soccer, baseball, hockey, tennis, swimming, track, and golf. Find out about upcoming and past Olympic Games, and how lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender athletes are helping to advance the marathon of equality on an international scale.
Robbie Rogers to Become First Openly Gay Major League Soccer Player
May 25 2013 10:56 AM ET May 25 2013 5:16 PM ET

Robbie Rogers Returns: First Openly Gay Footballer

Sunnivie Brydum

The American-born soccer star signed a deal to play with the Los Angeles Galaxy on Saturday.

MMA Fighter in First Fight Since Revealing Gender Transition
May 24 2013 6:00 PM ET

MMA Fighter in First Fight Since Revealing Gender Transition

Trudy Ring

Fallon Fox competes in Florida tonight, in the wake of transphobic comments and questions about whether it's appropriate for her to fight women.

May 23 2013 6:15 PM ET

Gay Athletes Hop Aboard the Condom Mobile

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  Gay basketball, football, and softball leagues are featured in new campaign to help distribute more than a million free condoms in L.A.

Giants Pitcher Jeremy Affeldt Shares His Evolution on Homophobia
May 23 2013 3:35 PM ET

Giants Pitcher Jeremy Affeldt Shares His Evolution on Homophobia

Jase Peeples

"I'm going to love on them just as God told me to love all human beings," says the MLB player of LGBT people.

May 22 2013 9:00 PM ET

Water Polo Player Addresses WeHo City Council in Speedo

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See local water polo player Michael Crosby take to the public comment podium at a West Hollywood City Council meeting to express his approval of the city’s plans to build a new recreation center.

Griner: Baylor Coach Enforced Closet Policy
May 19 2013 4:59 PM ET

Griner: Baylor Coach Enforced Closet Policy

Neal Broverman

Officials at the Baptist university once asked Griner to remove a tweet referring to her sexual orientation.

UFC Comes Down Hard on Homophobic Wrestler
May 17 2013 5:49 PM ET

UFC Comes Down Hard on Homophobic Wrestler

Neal Broverman

Lightweight Nate Diaz is suspended after using a homophobic slur on Twitter.

Chris Kluwe Has a New Team, Plans to Keep Speaking Out
May 16 2013 10:48 AM ET

Chris Kluwe Has a New Team, Plans to Keep Speaking Out

Lucas Grindley

The Minnesota Vikings split with outspoken equality advocate Chris Kluwe, but the Oakland Raiders have picked him up.

The Story of How Jason Collins Came Out to His Twin Brother
May 16 2013 9:47 AM ET

WATCH: How Jason Collins Came Out to His Twin Brother

Lucas Grindley

The two brothers joined Jimmy Kimmel for a lighthearted interview.

Tennis Pros Federer, Murry Say Gay Players Would Be No Problem
May 14 2013 2:16 PM ET

Tennis Pros Federer, Murry Say Gay Players Would Be No Problem

Jase Peeples

Top-ranking men's tennis pros Roger Federer and Andy Murray believe an out gay player in their sport wouldn’t be an issue.

Miami Marlins Go to Bat for LGBT Youth
May 13 2013 2:19 PM ET

Miami Marlins Go to Bat for LGBT Youth

Neal Broverman

A June game will promote equality in sports and benefit gay youth in South Florida.

Gov. Mark Dayton Says Vikings 'Ought to Be Honest' About Cutting Chris Kluwe
May 10 2013 1:19 PM ET

Governor: Vikings 'Ought to Be Honest' About Cutting Kluwe

Jase Peeples

The Minnesota governor believes the Vikings have been dishonest about their reasons for releasing the outspoken LGBT ally from the team, and he’s not happy about it.

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